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REALLY SOON. IS REALLY SOON, BEFORE THE END IS REALLY SOON, BEFORE THE END OF THIS MONTH. OF THIS MONTH.>>OKAY.>>OKAY. WE’RE GOING TO GET TO ALL OF WE’RE GOING TO GET TO ALL OF THAT. THAT. BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK THE BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT HIS OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT HIS ADMINISTRATION’S ACHIEVEMENTS ADMINISTRATION’S ACHIEVEMENTS DURING HIS SECOND STATE OF THE DURING HIS SECOND STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. UNION ADDRESS. THE PRESIDENT MAINLY HIGHLIGHTED THE PRESIDENT MAINLY HIGHLIGHTED THE STRONG ECONOMIC SUCCESS THAT THE STRONG ECONOMIC SUCCESS THAT THE UNITED STATES HAS SEEN IN THE UNITED STATES HAS SEEN IN THE LAST FEW YEARS. THE LAST FEW YEARS.>>AND WE HAVE — ECONOMIC>>AND WE HAVE — ECONOMIC SUCCESS. SUCCESS. WITHOUT A DOUBT, WE HAVE HAD WITHOUT A DOUBT, WE HAVE HAD ECONOMIC SUCCESS. ECONOMIC SUCCESS. IT’S BEEN CONTINUATION OF THE IT’S BEEN CONTINUATION OF THE SUCCESS WE SAW THROUGHOUT THE SUCCESS WE SAW THROUGHOUT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION. OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK, ACTUALLY,>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK, ACTUALLY, AT THE ECONOMY WHICH ENTERED ITS AT THE ECONOMY WHICH ENTERED ITS 8th YEAR OF EXPANSION WHEN 8th YEAR OF EXPANSION WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK OFFICE. PRESIDENT TRUMP TOOK OFFICE. THE CLAIM IS THAT AN ECONOMIC THE CLAIM IS THAT AN ECONOMIC MIRACLE IS TAKING PLACE IN THE MIRACLE IS TAKING PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. THAT’S WHAT HE SAID. THAT’S WHAT HE SAID.>>THAT’S WHAT HE SAID.>>THAT’S WHAT HE SAID. AND THIS IS THE TRUTH. AND THIS IS THE TRUTH. WE HAVE SEEN AN ACCELERATION. WE HAVE SEEN AN ACCELERATION. WE SAW OPTIMISM AND SENTIMENT WE SAW OPTIMISM AND SENTIMENT REALLY SKYROCKET AFTER HE WON. REALLY SKYROCKET AFTER HE WON.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>BUT WE’VE SEEN THAT TAPER OFF>>BUT WE’VE SEEN THAT TAPER OFF IN THE LAST YEAR WITH ALL THE IN THE LAST YEAR WITH ALL THE TALK OF TARIFFS AND TRADE. TALK OF TARIFFS AND TRADE.>>THE STOCK MARKET WAS GOING>>THE STOCK MARKET WAS GOING UP, IT WENT OF FURTHER WHEN UP, IT WENT OF FURTHER WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ELECTED. PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ELECTED. IT WAS HAVING A GOOD YEAR IN IT WAS HAVING A GOOD YEAR IN 2018. 2018. WE ENDED UP LOSING 6% IN 2018. WE ENDED UP LOSING 6% IN 2018. IT WASN’T ABOUT ANYTHING EXCEPT IT WASN’T ABOUT ANYTHING EXCEPT TOWARD THE END WHEN HE WAS TOWARD THE END WHEN HE WAS TALKING ABOUT TRADE WAR AND TALKING ABOUT TRADE WAR AND INTEREST RATES. INTEREST RATES.>>INTEREST RATES, WHEN HE WAS>>INTEREST RATES, WHEN HE WAS GOING HEAD TO HEAD AFTER JEROME GOING HEAD TO HEAD AFTER JEROME POWELL, HIS FED CHAIR, THAT’S POWELL, HIS FED CHAIR, THAT’S WHEN HE WITH SAW MARKET WHEN HE WITH SAW MARKET VOLATILITY. VOLATILITY.>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT JOBS.>>LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT JOBS. THAT IS SOMETHING ALL PRESIDENTS THAT IS SOMETHING ALL PRESIDENTS TALK ABOUT IN THEIR SPEECHES. TALK ABOUT IN THEIR SPEECHES. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID WE CREATED PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID WE CREATED 5.4 MILLION NEW JOBS. 5.4 MILLION NEW JOBS. IT’S NOT ALL UNTRUE. IT’S NOT ALL UNTRUE. IT’S THAT HE USED A DIFFERENT IT’S THAT HE USED A DIFFERENT START DATE. START DATE. HE STARTED THE JOB CREATION LINE HE STARTED THE JOB CREATION LINE BEFORE HE BECAME PRESIDENT. BEFORE HE BECAME PRESIDENT.>>WHEN HE BECAME PRESIDENT,>>WHEN HE BECAME PRESIDENT, THAT WOULD MEAN 4.9 MILLION THAT WOULD MEAN 4.9 MILLION JOBS. JOBS. LISTEN — LISTEN –>>IT’S A GOOD NUMBER.>>IT’S A GOOD NUMBER.>>4.9 IS A GOOD NUMBER.>>4.9 IS A GOOD NUMBER. THE PRESIDENT WENT ON TO TALK THE PRESIDENT WENT ON TO TALK ABOUT AFRICAN-AMERICAN ABOUT AFRICAN-AMERICAN UNEMPLOYMENT — EXCUSE ME, WOMEN UNEMPLOYMENT — EXCUSE ME, WOMEN IN THE WORK FORCE, JOBS, AND IN THE WORK FORCE, JOBS, AND THIS IS WHAT MAKES NO SENSE THIS IS WHAT MAKES NO SENSE THERE. THERE. YES, WE HAVE MORE WOMEN IN THE YES, WE HAVE MORE WOMEN IN THE WORK FORCE THAN EVER, BUT THAT WORK FORCE THAN EVER, BUT THAT TREND HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE TREND HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE THE ’80s AND IT IS GETTING THE ’80s AND IT IS GETTING HIGHER AS THE POPULATION GROWS. HIGHER AS THE POPULATION GROWS.>>CORRECT.>>CORRECT. HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THERE BEING HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THERE BEING MORE PEOPLE WORKING THAN EVER MORE PEOPLE WORKING THAN EVER BEFORE. BEFORE. WE ALSO HAVE MORE PEOPLE IN THE WE ALSO HAVE MORE PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES THAN EVER BEFORE. UNITED STATES THAN EVER BEFORE. MANUFACTURING JOBS, PRESIDENT MANUFACTURING JOBS, PRESIDENT LIKES TO TALK ABOUT THIS. LIKES TO TALK ABOUT THIS. HE SAID 600,000 NEW HE SAID 600,000 NEW MANUFACTURING JOBS. MANUFACTURING JOBS. AGAIN, HERE’S THE INTERESTING AGAIN, HERE’S THE INTERESTING THING. THING. HE HAS CREATED — THERE HAVE HE HAS CREATED — THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF JOBS CREATED UNDER BEEN A LOT OF JOBS CREATED UNDER THE PRESIDENT IN MANUFACTURING, THE PRESIDENT IN MANUFACTURING, BUT IT’S 436,000, NOT 600,000. BUT IT’S 436,000, NOT 600,000.>>AND THIS NUMBER COMES FROM>>AND THIS NUMBER COMES FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR AND THE BUREAU OF LABOR AND STATISTICS. STATISTICS. AND FACTOR IN THAT OVER THE LAST AND FACTOR IN THAT OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS, WE’VE LOST 5 1/2 20 YEARS, WE’VE LOST 5 1/2 MILLION JOBS IN MANUFACTURING. MILLION JOBS IN MANUFACTURING. WHEN YOU PUT THIS NUMBER INTO WHEN YOU PUT THIS NUMBER INTO THE TOTAL NUMBER OF JOBS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF JOBS CREATED, THIS IS NOT A TURN CREATED, THIS IS NOT A TURN AROUND. AROUND.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. BUT IT’S STILL A NUMBER HE CAN BUT IT’S STILL A NUMBER HE CAN USE. USE. I DON’T KNOW WHY HE DIDN’T USE I DON’T KNOW WHY HE DIDN’T USE 436 INSTEAD OF 600,000. 436 INSTEAD OF 600,000.>>STILL A GOOD NUMBER.>>STILL A GOOD NUMBER.>>WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WOMEN>>WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE. IN THE WORKPLACE. LET’S LOOK AT WHAT HE SAID. LET’S LOOK AT WHAT HE SAID. WE HAVE MORE WOMEN IN THE WORK WE HAVE MORE WOMEN IN THE WORK FORCE THAN BEFORE. FORCE THAN BEFORE. TO STEPHANIE’S POINT, THERE ARE TO STEPHANIE’S POINT, THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE IN THE WORK FORCE MORE PEOPLE IN THE WORK FORCE THAN EVER BEFORE. THAN EVER BEFORE. GIVEN THERE ARE MORE WOMEN IN GIVEN THERE ARE MORE WOMEN IN THE POPULATION, THAT WOULD STAND THE POPULATION, THAT WOULD STAND TO REASON. TO REASON. WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IS 57.5%. WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IS 57.5%. ALL THE WOMEN AVAILABLE TO WORK ALL THE WOMEN AVAILABLE TO WORK WHO COULD BE WORKING, 57.5% ARE. WHO COULD BE WORKING, 57.5% ARE. THAT PEAKED IN 2000. THAT PEAKED IN 2000. INTERESTING PROBLEM. INTERESTING PROBLEM. WE’RE SEEING A SMALLER NUMBER OF WE’RE SEEING A SMALLER NUMBER OF WOMEN WHO COULD POTENTIALLY BE WOMEN WHO COULD POTENTIALLY BE WORKING IN THE WORK FORCE. WORKING IN THE WORK FORCE.>>HERE IS A POSITIVE, THOUGH.>>HERE IS A POSITIVE, THOUGH. THE PRESIDENT TALKED ABOUT PAID THE PRESIDENT TALKED ABOUT PAID FAMILY LEAVE. FAMILY LEAVE. AND WHEN HE DID, IT WAS ONE OF AND WHEN HE DID, IT WAS ONE OF THE RARE MOMENTS WHEN YOU SAW THE RARE MOMENTS WHEN YOU SAW REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS BOTH STAND UP AND CLAP. STAND UP AND CLAP. NOW, HE BROUGHT THIS POINT UP NOW, HE BROUGHT THIS POINT UP THE LAST TWO YEARS WHEN HE HAD THE LAST TWO YEARS WHEN HE HAD SPOKEN BEFORE CONGRESS, AND I SPOKEN BEFORE CONGRESS, AND I REMEMBER THE FIRST YEAR SORT OF REMEMBER THE FIRST YEAR SORT OF PAUL RYAN WAS LIKE, AM I PAUL RYAN WAS LIKE, AM I CLAPPING, AM I NOT? CLAPPING, AM I NOT? SO THE FACT THAT YOU’RE SEEING SO THE FACT THAT YOU’RE SEEING BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR PAID BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR PAID FAMILY LEAVE IS A BIG START. FAMILY LEAVE IS A BIG START.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>NOW, HE HAS NEVER MENTIONED>>NOW, HE HAS NEVER MENTIONED AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE IN THIS AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE IN THIS COUNTRY. COUNTRY. COMPARED TO OTHER DEVELOPED COMPARED TO OTHER DEVELOPED NATIONS, WE ARE WAY BEHIND. NATIONS, WE ARE WAY BEHIND.>>ON BOTH OF THOSE ISSUES.>>ON BOTH OF THOSE ISSUES. AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE AND PAID AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE AND PAID LEAVE. LEAVE.>>IF YOU WANT TO GET THIS>>IF YOU WANT TO GET THIS NUMBER UP FOR WOMEN IN THE WORK NUMBER UP FOR WOMEN IN THE WORK FORCE, THAT’S WHAT YOU’VE GOT TO FORCE, THAT’S WHAT YOU’VE GOT TO HIT. HIT.>>THAT WAS THE POINT.>>THAT WAS THE POINT. THE REASON IT’S GONE DOWN IS THE REASON IT’S GONE DOWN IS BECAUSE IT’S EXPENSIVE BECAUSE IT’S EXPENSIVE FOREFAMILIES TO HAVE KIDS FOREFAMILIES TO HAVE KIDS BECAUSE THERE IS A BIG TRADE-OFF BECAUSE THERE IS A BIG TRADE-OFF FOR WOMEN FOR CHILD CARE. FOR WOMEN FOR CHILD CARE.>>ONCE YOU GET PAST MATERNITY>>ONCE YOU GET PAST MATERNITY LEAVE, YOU HAVE A KID TO TAKE LEAVE, YOU HAVE A KID TO TAKE CARE OF THE NEXT 18 YEARS. CARE OF THE NEXT 18 YEARS.>>THE PRESIDENT MADE CLAIMS>>THE PRESIDENT MADE CLAIMS ABOUT ENERGY CREATION. ABOUT ENERGY CREATION. HE SAID THE UNITED STATES IS NOW HE SAID THE UNITED STATES IS NOW THE NUMBER ONE PRODUCER OF OIL THE NUMBER ONE PRODUCER OF OIL AND GAS. AND GAS.>>A REVOLUTION.>>A REVOLUTION.>>WE ARE THE WORLD NUMBER ONE>>WE ARE THE WORLD NUMBER ONE AND HAVE BEEN THE PAST SEVEN AND HAVE BEEN THE PAST SEVEN YEARS. YEARS.>>PRESIDENT OBAMA ACTUALLY MADE>>PRESIDENT OBAMA ACTUALLY MADE THIS POINT IN HIS 2015 STATE OF THIS POINT IN HIS 2015 STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. THE UNION ADDRESS.>>SO, THE NEW DEMOCRATIC>>SO, THE NEW DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE SEEMED TO MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE SEEMED TO PREOCCUPY THE PRESIDENT. PREOCCUPY THE PRESIDENT. PARTICULARLY WHEN HE WASN’T PARTICULARLY WHEN HE WASN’T DELIVERING THIS PARTICULAR LINE. DELIVERING THIS PARTICULAR LINE.>>AN ECONOMIC MIRACLE IS TAKING>>AN ECONOMIC MIRACLE IS TAKING PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES, AND PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES, AND THE ONLY THING THAT CAN STOP IT THE ONLY THING THAT CAN STOP IT ARE FOOLISH WARS, POLITICS, OR ARE FOOLISH WARS, POLITICS, OR RIDICULOUS PARTISAN RIDICULOUS PARTISAN INVESTIGATIONS. INVESTIGATIONS. [ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ]>>BUT THIS MORNING ONE OF THE>>BUT THIS MORNING ONE OF THE POP DEMOCRATS POP DEMOCRATS OF THE TOP DEMOCRATS CHARGED OF THE TOP DEMOCRATS CHARGED WITH RUNNING THOSE WITH RUNNING THOSE INVESTIGATIONS PUSHED BACK. INVESTIGATIONS PUSHED BACK.>>IT’S NOT ABOUT PARTISAN>>IT’S NOT ABOUT PARTISAN INVESTIGATIONS. INVESTIGATIONS. WE ARE DOING WHAT IS DEMANDED BY WE ARE DOING WHAT IS DEMANDED BY OUR CONSTITUTION. OUR CONSTITUTION. THAT IS TO BE A CHECK AND THAT IS TO BE A CHECK AND BALANCE ON EXECUTIVE BRANCH. BALANCE ON EXECUTIVE BRANCH. AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE’RE SWORN AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE’RE SWORN TO DO THAT AND WE ARE GOING TO TO DO THAT AND WE ARE GOING TO DO THAT. DO THAT.>>THOSE INVESTIGATIONS AREN’T>>THOSE INVESTIGATIONS AREN’T GOING AWAY SOON. GOING AWAY SOON. NEARLY EVERYTHING THE PRESIDENT NEARLY EVERYTHING THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH IS UNDER HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE FIRST LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE FIRST ONE. ONE. THE TRUMP INAUGURAL COMMITTEE, THE TRUMP INAUGURAL COMMITTEE, THIS IS WHAT WE WERE TALKING THIS IS WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT YESTERDAY. ABOUT YESTERDAY. THIS IS NEW NEWS THIS WEEK. THIS IS NEW NEWS THIS WEEK. A SUBPOENA HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR A SUBPOENA HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO DONORS DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO DONORS AND GUESTS. AND GUESTS. THERE IS AN INVESTIGATION INTO THERE IS AN INVESTIGATION INTO POTENTIAL USE OF STRAW DONATIONS POTENTIAL USE OF STRAW DONATIONS FROM FOREIGNERS. FROM FOREIGNERS. THE IDEA THAT FOREIGN THE IDEA THAT FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS EITHER BOUGHT GOVERNMENTS EITHER BOUGHT TICKETS TO THINGS WHICH THEY TICKETS TO THINGS WHICH THEY WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO DO, OR CONTRIBUTED MONEY. DO, OR CONTRIBUTED MONEY.>>WE’LL FIND OUT.>>WE’LL FIND OUT. NEXT, HIS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, NEXT, HIS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, HIS FAMILY FOUNDATION. HIS FAMILY FOUNDATION. IT SERVED AS A CHECKBOOK FOR IT SERVED AS A CHECKBOOK FOR TRUMP’S PERSONAL AND BUSINESS TRUMP’S PERSONAL AND BUSINESS EXPENSES, AND THAT INVOLVES HIS EXPENSES, AND THAT INVOLVES HIS ENTIRE FAMILY. ENTIRE FAMILY.>>SO THERE WERE THINGS THAT HE>>SO THERE WERE THINGS THAT HE WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE PAID FOR WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE PAID FOR THAT MOST PEOPLE PAY FOR THAT THAT MOST PEOPLE PAY FOR THAT WENT THROUGH THE FOUNDATION. WENT THROUGH THE FOUNDATION.>>LIKE THE $7 FEE FOR DON>>LIKE THE $7 FEE FOR DON JUNIOR TO PAY HIS ANNUAL DUES TO JUNIOR TO PAY HIS ANNUAL DUES TO BE IN THE BOY SCOUTS. BE IN THE BOY SCOUTS.>>THE PAYMENT WENT FROM THIS>>THE PAYMENT WENT FROM THIS FOUNDATION TO THE BOY SCOUTS. FOUNDATION TO THE BOY SCOUTS. SO THAT’S UNDER INVESTIGATION. SO THAT’S UNDER INVESTIGATION. BY THE WAY, THE NEW YORK STATE BY THE WAY, THE NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS ATTORNEY GENERAL IS INVESTIGATING THIS AS WELL. INVESTIGATING THIS AS WELL. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TRANSITION LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TRANSITION TEAM THERE. WERE CONTACTS WITH TEAM THERE. WERE CONTACTS WITH THE RUSSIANS DURING THE THE RUSSIANS DURING THE TRANSITION. TRANSITION. THAT’S THE KIND OF THING THEY’RE THAT’S THE KIND OF THING THEY’RE LOOKING INTO. LOOKING INTO. THIS WAS REVEALED BY THE SPECIAL THIS WAS REVEALED BY THE SPECIAL COUNSEL DURING MICHAEL FLYNN’S COUNSEL DURING MICHAEL FLYNN’S SENTENCING. SENTENCING. THAT’S ANOTHER ONE THEY’RE THAT’S ANOTHER ONE THEY’RE LOOKING AT. LOOKING AT.>>THERE IS HIS FAMILY COMPANY,>>THERE IS HIS FAMILY COMPANY, THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION. THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTED A “THE NEW YORK TIMES” REPORTED A TAX SCHEME TO EVADE TAXES ON TAX SCHEME TO EVADE TAXES ON INHERITANCE, AND DHAS’ A BIG INHERITANCE, AND DHAS’ A BIG ONE. ONE. REMEMBER, THAT WAS A MASSIVE REMEMBER, THAT WAS A MASSIVE REPORT THEY PUT OUT. REPORT THEY PUT OUT.>>THE ALLEGATIONS ARE EFFORTS>>THE ALLEGATIONS ARE EFFORTS AT MASSIVE TAX EVASION. AT MASSIVE TAX EVASION. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT OFTEN ONE OF THE THINGS THAT OFTEN HAPPENS IN REAL ESTATE, YOU WANT HAPPENS IN REAL ESTATE, YOU WANT TO GET A LOAN AGAINST A PROPERTY TO GET A LOAN AGAINST A PROPERTY YOU’VE GOT. YOU’VE GOT. MAYBE THE PROPERTY IS WORTH A MAYBE THE PROPERTY IS WORTH A MILLION DOLLARS, SO YOU USED TO MILLION DOLLARS, SO YOU USED TO SHOP AROUND FOR AN APPRAISAL. SHOP AROUND FOR AN APPRAISAL. WHAT YOU WANTED WAS THE HIGHEST WHAT YOU WANTED WAS THE HIGHEST APPRAISAL POSSIBLE SO YOU CAN APPRAISAL POSSIBLE SO YOU CAN GET THE MOST AMOUNT OF MONEY. GET THE MOST AMOUNT OF MONEY. THAT WAS COMMON PRACTICE IN NEW THAT WAS COMMON PRACTICE IN NEW YORK AND AROUND THE COUNTRY. YORK AND AROUND THE COUNTRY. CAN CHANGED. CAN CHANGED. YOU CAN’T PICK YOUR BANK OR YOU CAN’T PICK YOUR BANK OR APPRAISER. APPRAISER. THE APPRAISALS ON SOME OF THESE THE APPRAISALS ON SOME OF THESE PROPERTIES, THE PROPERTY WAS PROPERTIES, THE PROPERTY WAS VALUED AT 500,000 AND SOMEHOW VALUED AT 500,000 AND SOMEHOW THEY GOT AN APPRAISAL FOR 5 THEY GOT AN APPRAISAL FOR 5 MILLION SO THEY COULD TAKE MONEY MILLION SO THEY COULD TAKE MONEY OUT AGAIN. OUT AGAIN.>>WE’LL FIND OUT.>>WE’LL FIND OUT. IT’S NOT LIKE THERE’S BEEN ANY IT’S NOT LIKE THERE’S BEEN ANY FINAL DECISION ON THIS. FINAL DECISION ON THIS. IT COULD BE THERE ARE LOTS OF IT COULD BE THERE ARE LOTS OF LOOPHOLES IN THE SYSTEM AND THEY LOOPHOLES IN THE SYSTEM AND THEY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THOSE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THOSE LOOPHOLES. LOOPHOLES. AND IN THAT SCENARIO, THAT’S A AND IN THAT SCENARIO, THAT’S A HATE THE GAME, NOT THE PLAYER. HATE THE GAME, NOT THE PLAYER.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. THAT IS A COMMENT THAT CAME OUT THAT IS A COMMENT THAT CAME OUT OF A VERY LONG “THE NEW YORK OF A VERY LONG “THE NEW YORK TIMES” INVESTIGATION THAT LOTS TIMES” INVESTIGATION THAT LOTS OF PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED IN THIS. OF PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED IN THIS. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ACTUAL LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ACTUAL PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. THE ALLEGATIONS ARE THAT IT THE ALLEGATIONS ARE THAT IT COORDINATED WITH RUSSIA TO COORDINATED WITH RUSSIA TO INTERFERE IN THE ELECTION AND INTERFERE IN THE ELECTION AND THE ALLEGED EFFORTS TO CONTACT THE ALLEGED EFFORTS TO CONTACT RUSSIANS ABOUT INFORMATION ON RUSSIANS ABOUT INFORMATION ON HILLARY CLINTON. HILLARY CLINTON. THIS IS, OF COURSE, GOES BACK TO THIS IS, OF COURSE, GOES BACK TO THAT TRUMP TOWER MEETING, WHAT THAT TRUMP TOWER MEETING, WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH WIKILEAKS, WAS GOING ON WITH WIKILEAKS, WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH ROGER WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH ROGER STONE AND JEROME CORSI AND THAT STONE AND JEROME CORSI AND THAT CROWD. CROWD. THAT’S THE INVESTIGATION MOST THAT’S THE INVESTIGATION MOST PEOPLE THINK ABOUT. PEOPLE THINK ABOUT. THAT IS UNDERWAY AS WELL. THAT IS UNDERWAY AS WELL.>>AND THEN THERE IS THE>>AND THEN THERE IS THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF, OBSTRUCTION PRESIDENT HIMSELF, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, COMEY FIRING, OF JUSTICE, COMEY FIRING, REPORTED IN MICHAEL COHEN’S REPORTED IN MICHAEL COHEN’S TESTIMONY. TESTIMONY. THERE ARE LOTS OF TIES OF DID THERE ARE LOTS OF TIES OF DID THE PRESIDENT BLOCK AN THE PRESIDENT BLOCK AN INVESTIGATION, WAS HE TRYING TO INVESTIGATION, WAS HE TRYING TO SPEAK TO POTENTIAL WITNESSES WHO SPEAK TO POTENTIAL WITNESSES WHO COULD HAVE COOPERATED WITH COULD HAVE COOPERATED WITH ROBERT MUELLER AND THAT IS ROBERT MUELLER AND THAT IS OBVIOUSLY WHAT ROBERT MUELLER IS OBVIOUSLY WHAT ROBERT MUELLER IS WORKING ON. WORKING ON. NOW — NOW –>>WHAT WAS THE MOTIVATION FOR>>WHAT WAS THE MOTIVATION FOR FIRING JIM COMEY, WAS IT ABOUT FIRING JIM COMEY, WAS IT ABOUT THE INVESTIGATION OR HE DIDN’T THE INVESTIGATION OR HE DIDN’T LIKE JIM COMEY. LIKE JIM COMEY.>>AND THERE WERE SEVERAL MAJOR>>AND THERE WERE SEVERAL MAJOR ISSUES FACING AMERICA THAT DID ISSUES FACING AMERICA THAT DID NOT SEEM TO FIND THEIR WAY INTO NOT SEEM TO FIND THEIR WAY INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STATE OF THE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS. UNION ADDRESS. AMONG THEM, THE GOVERNMENT AMONG THEM, THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. SHUTDOWN. AS ANOTHER POSSIBLE SHUTDOWN IS AS ANOTHER POSSIBLE SHUTDOWN IS LOOMING, IT COULD BE NEXT LOOMING, IT COULD BE NEXT FRIDAY. FRIDAY. WE DIDN’T HEAR MUCH ON GUN WE DIDN’T HEAR MUCH ON GUN VIOLENCE AS WE APPROACH THE VIOLENCE AS WE APPROACH THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARKLAND ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARKLAND SCHOOL SHOOTING. SCHOOL SHOOTING. AND CLIMATE CHANGE. AND CLIMATE CHANGE. AS SCIENTISTS ARE WARNING US OF AS SCIENTISTS ARE WARNING US OF THE DANGERS THAT COULD BE COMING THE DANGERS THAT COULD BE COMING TO OUR PLANET, REMEMBER THAT TO OUR PLANET, REMEMBER THAT MASSIVE REPORT THAT CAME OUT MASSIVE REPORT THAT CAME OUT FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION JUST FROM THIS ADMINISTRATION JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS. BEFORE CHRISTMAS.>>WE CONTINUE TO GET MORE IFDS>>WE CONTINUE TO GET MORE IFDS THAT THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. THAT THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. THE DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE THE DEMOCRATIC RESPONSE DELIVERED BY THE FAILED 2018 DELIVERED BY THE FAILED 2018 NOMINEE FOR GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA, NOMINEE FOR GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA, STACEY ABRAMS, DID NOT MINCE STACEY ABRAMS, DID NOT MINCE WORDS WHEN IT CAME TO FEDERAL WORDS WHEN IT CAME TO FEDERAL WORKERS AND CONTRACTORS AND WORKERS AND CONTRACTORS AND THEIR UNCERTAIN REALITY. THEIR UNCERTAIN REALITY.>>JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO I JOINED>>JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO I JOINED VOLUNTEERS TO DISTRIBUTE MEALS VOLUNTEERS TO DISTRIBUTE MEALS TO FURLOUGHED FEDERAL WORKERS. TO FURLOUGHED FEDERAL WORKERS. THEY WAITED IN LINE FOR A BOX OF THEY WAITED IN LINE FOR A BOX OF FOOD AND A SLIVER OF HOPE SINCE FOOD AND A SLIVER OF HOPE SINCE THEY HADN’T RECEIVED PAYCHECKS THEY HADN’T RECEIVED PAYCHECKS IN WEEKS. IN WEEKS. MAKING LIVELIHOODS OF OUR MAKING LIVELIHOODS OF OUR FEDERAL WORKERS A PAWN FOR FEDERAL WORKERS A PAWN FOR POLITICAL GAMES IS A DISGRACE. POLITICAL GAMES IS A DISGRACE. THE SHUTDOWN WAS A STUNT THE SHUTDOWN WAS A STUNT ENGINEERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF ENGINEERED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, ONE THAT THE UNITED STATES, ONE THAT DEFIED EVERY TENET OF FAIRNESS DEFIED EVERY TENET OF FAIRNESS AND ABANDONED NOT JUST OUR AND ABANDONED NOT JUST OUR PEOPLE, BUT OUR VALUES. PEOPLE, BUT OUR VALUES. FOR SEVEN YEARS, I LED THE FOR SEVEN YEARS, I LED THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THE GEORGIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THE GEORGIA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. I DIDN’T ALWAYS AGREE WITH THE I DIDN’T ALWAYS AGREE WITH THE REPUBLICAN SPEAKER OR GOVERNOR, REPUBLICAN SPEAKER OR GOVERNOR, BUT I UNDERSTOOD THAT OUR BUT I UNDERSTOOD THAT OUR CONSTITUENTS DIDN’T CARE ABOUT CONSTITUENTS DIDN’T CARE ABOUT OUR POLITICAL PARTIES. OUR POLITICAL PARTIES. THEY CARED ABOUT THEIR LIVES. THEY CARED ABOUT THEIR LIVES. SO WHEN WE HAD TO NEGOTIATE SO WHEN WE HAD TO NEGOTIATE CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, OR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, OR TRANSPORTATION, OR FOSTER CARE TRANSPORTATION, OR FOSTER CARE IMPROVEMENTS, THE LEADERS OF OUR IMPROVEMENTS, THE LEADERS OF OUR STATE DIDN’T SHUT DOWN. STATE DIDN’T SHUT DOWN. WE CAME TOGETHER AND WE KEPT OUR WE CAME TOGETHER AND WE KEPT OUR WORD. WORD. IT SHOULD BE NO DIFFERENT IN OUR IT SHOULD BE NO DIFFERENT IN OUR NATION’S CAPITAL. NATION’S CAPITAL. WE MAY COME FROM DIFFERENT SIDES WE MAY COME FROM DIFFERENT SIDES OF THE POLITICAL AISLE, BUT OUR OF THE POLITICAL AISLE, BUT OUR JOINT COMMITMENT TO THE IDEALS JOINT COMMITMENT TO THE IDEALS OF THIS NATION CANNOT BE OF THIS NATION CANNOT BE NEGOTIABLE. NEGOTIABLE. OUR MOST URGENT WORK IS TO OUR MOST URGENT WORK IS TO REALIZE AMERICANS DREAMS OF REALIZE AMERICANS DREAMS OF TODAY AND TOMORROW. TODAY AND TOMORROW. TO CARVE A PATH TO INDEPENDENCE TO CARVE A PATH TO INDEPENDENCE AND PROSPERITY THAT CAN LAST A AND PROSPERITY THAT CAN LAST A LIFETIME. LIFETIME.>>>IN THIS TIME OF DIVISION AND>>>IN THIS TIME OF DIVISION AND CRISIS, WE MUST COME TOGETHER CRISIS, WE MUST COME TOGETHER AND STAND FOR AND WITH ONE AND STAND FOR AND WITH ONE ANOTHER. ANOTHER. AMERICA HAS STUMBLED TIME AND AMERICA HAS STUMBLED TIME AND AGAIN ON ITS QUEST TOWARDS AGAIN ON ITS QUEST TOWARDS JUSTICE AND EQUALITY. JUSTICE AND EQUALITY. BUT WITH EACH GENERATION, WE BUT WITH EACH GENERATION, WE HAVE REVISITED OUR FUNDAMENTAL HAVE REVISITED OUR FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS AND WHERE WE FALTER, WE TRUTHS AND WHERE WE FALTER, WE MAKE AMENDS. MAKE AMENDS. EVEN AS I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED EVEN AS I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT’S APPROACH TO BY THE PRESIDENT’S APPROACH TO OUR PROBLEMS, I STILL DON’T WANT OUR PROBLEMS, I STILL DON’T WANT HIM TO FAIL. HIM TO FAIL. BUT WE NEED HIM TO TELL THE BUT WE NEED HIM TO TELL THE TRUTH AND TO RESPECT HIS DUTIES, TRUTH AND TO RESPECT HIS DUTIES, AND RESPECT THE EXTRAORDINARY AND RESPECT THE EXTRAORDINARY DIVERSITY THAT DEFINES AMERICA. DIVERSITY THAT DEFINES AMERICA.>>SO THIS IS WHAT DIDN’T MAKE>>SO THIS IS WHAT DIDN’T MAKE SENSE TO ME. SENSE TO ME. SO, THE PRESIDENT IS MAKING THE SO, THE PRESIDENT IS MAKING THE ARGUMENT, THE ONLY THING THAT ARGUMENT, THE ONLY THING THAT COULD STOP THIS BOOMING ECONOMY COULD STOP THIS BOOMING ECONOMY IS PARTISAN INVESTIGATIONS. IS PARTISAN INVESTIGATIONS.>>UH-HUH.>>UH-HUH.>>THE ROBERT MUELLER>>THE ROBERT MUELLER INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN GOING ON INVESTIGATION HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS AT THIS FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS AT THIS POINT. POINT.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>AND THE ECONOMY HAS BEEN>>AND THE ECONOMY HAS BEEN DOING QUITE WELL DURING THAT DOING QUITE WELL DURING THAT TIME. TIME.>>PHENOMENALLY WELL.>>PHENOMENALLY WELL.>>IF YOU TALK ABOUT TIMES WHERE>>IF YOU TALK ABOUT TIMES WHERE THE ECONOMY HAS HICCOUGHED, THE ECONOMY HAS HICCOUGHED, THINK ABOUT THE LAST MONTH. THINK ABOUT THE LAST MONTH. JAMIE DIMON, CEO OF J.P. MORGAN. JAMIE DIMON, CEO OF J.P. MORGAN. IF THE SHUTDOWN CONTINUES, WE IF THE SHUTDOWN CONTINUES, WE COULD WIPE OUT ALL GDP FOR THE COULD WIPE OUT ALL GDP FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR. FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR. MARRIOTT CEO SAID WE’RE LOSING MARRIOTT CEO SAID WE’RE LOSING 30% OF OUR BUSINESS IN 30% OF OUR BUSINESS IN WASHINGTON BECAUSE OF THIS. WASHINGTON BECAUSE OF THIS. SO FOR THE PRESIDENT TO SAY OUR SO FOR THE PRESIDENT TO SAY OUR ECONOMY IS GOING TO BE S.O.L. IF ECONOMY IS GOING TO BE S.O.L. IF WE DON’T STOP THIS WE DON’T STOP THIS INVESTIGATION, THAT DOESN’T MAKE INVESTIGATION, THAT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME. ANY SENSE TO ME.>>STACEY ABRAMS, WHEN THEY>>STACEY ABRAMS, WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED SHE WAS GOING TO GIVE ANNOUNCED SHE WAS GOING TO GIVE THAT RESPONSE, I ALWAYS FEEL BAD THAT RESPONSE, I ALWAYS FEEL BAD FOR THAT PERSON. FOR THAT PERSON. IT IT CAN BE STILT, IT CAN BE IT IT CAN BE STILT, IT CAN BE AWKWARD. AWKWARD. SHE’S A SEASONED POLITICIAN. SHE’S A SEASONED POLITICIAN. SHE HAS BEEN IN THE GEORGIA SHE HAS BEEN IN THE GEORGIA STATE LEGISLATURE FOR SOME STATE LEGISLATURE FOR SOME WHILE. WHILE. SHE HAS WORKED ON AN ISSUE THAT SHE HAS WORKED ON AN ISSUE THAT IS IMPORTANT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, IS IMPORTANT TO A LOT OF PEOPLE, THAT IS VOTING RIGHTS. THAT IS VOTING RIGHTS. I THOUGHT THAT WAS AN I THOUGHT THAT WAS AN INTERESTING RESPONSE. INTERESTING RESPONSE. IT DIDN’T REALLY HIT ON WHAT WAS IT DIDN’T REALLY HIT ON WHAT WAS IN THE STATE OF THE UNION POINT IN THE STATE OF THE UNION POINT FOR POINT. FOR POINT. IT WAS A DIFFERENT MESSAGE IT WAS A DIFFERENT MESSAGE ALTOGETHER. ALTOGETHER.>>IT WAS AS THOUGH SHE WAS SORT>>IT WAS AS THOUGH SHE WAS SORT OF SPEAKING TO AN AMERICA THAT’S OF SPEAKING TO AN AMERICA THAT’S NOT JUST LOOKING TO BE UNITED, NOT JUST LOOKING TO BE UNITED, BUT AN AMERICA THAT DOESN’T CARE BUT AN AMERICA THAT DOESN’T CARE ABOUT POLITICS. ABOUT POLITICS. AMERICANS WHO ARE JUST TRYING TO

100 comments on “For Fact’s Sake: Why Does President Trump Exaggerate Economic Success? | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC”

  1. Mutha fuchka Castillo says:

    Fake news, didn’t ya claim the economy was going to collapse, didn’t ya claim the stock market was going to crash. Please stop it five.

  2. Honey301 Komb says:

    That dud is a totally liar and I can't wait to contribute.To getting him removed from office.

  3. Joseph says:

    Trump has accomplished almost nothing in his first 2 years that anyone else could not have accomplished. Anyone. Throughout my life I never considered myself capable of being the president of the US until now. Trump has accomplished nothing that I could not have easily done because all I would have to do is sign my name to whatever the Republican controlled congress sends me, or do executive orders. Now he will need to do some work because he is not going to be given freebies from the Democrats. He will be expected to work, and he is totally incompetent. He is done.

  4. A O says:

    36% would probably drink the Koolaid.

  5. Just For Fun says:

    Stacey Abrahm''s response to the SOTU address was FAR MORE MEANINGFUL than trump's self-aggrandizing rah rah pack of lies.

  6. japrogramer says:

    Trump lied. Yup totally in character for him.
    He threatens to end legislation if the investigations continue during the SOTU, yup also in character for him.

    And a new investigation was started today specifically targeting his person.

    Await Tweets for humor.

  7. Darling Nikki says:

    Great job fact checking that idiot's "SOTU". He is such a liar. I know it, you know and the good Lord knows it!!! lol ☺

  8. John Doe says:

    He continues with his disgusting lies!

  9. ben chang says:

    Because the truth is Trump’s worst enemy.

  10. Aman Andom says:

    TRUMPS ARGUMENT IS WE HAVE MORE BABIES BORN THIS YEAR COMPARED TO 100 YEARS AGO AND THAT IS B/S I AM PRESIDENT.

  11. Wacky2 Optimus Prime aka a conspiracy theorist says:

    Pacific Rim.
    Dear Kaiju (DJT),
    Be specific!!!

  12. Mister Grizz says:

    TRUMP DESTROYS EVERYTHING HE TOUCHES ((FACT CHECK THAT))

  13. qlnbd says:

    Stacey Abrams didnt fail she was robbed by a corrupt, vote supressing, cheat.

  14. Just Me says:

    Considering that he has surrounded himself with people of his own mental expertise level, I don't think they're able to do proper research. He has presided over some better statistics but I'd like to point out the economic abyss that Mr. Obama inherited from the last Republican President's administration. I enjoyed this conversation because it was clear, concise and not a video tape of people yelling at each other. I have no respect for this President because he used Federal Employees and their families as pawns and harmed over a million Americans. He didn't have to do that and it appeared as if he ENJOYED doing it.

  15. ron burgundy?? says:

    To make himself look great.

  16. Ramon Gutierrez says:

    Check and Balance!

  17. Liesbeth de Vries says:

    Narcissists exagerate to get attention.

  18. Biasly Unbiased says:

    IT'S WHAT PATHOLOGICAL SOCIOPATHS DO!!!!

    THAT'S WHY MAGATURD DOES IT!!

  19. Illyria86 says:

    He is only focused on show casing Hispanics as criminals and murderers. I want to see him talk about the lives of the children who died by a mass shooter. I want to see him bring the parents of those children to his rally’s. 2 school shootings with 27 children killed and not to forget the Vegas shooting where 58 were killed under his presidency,

  20. Deanna Delmar says:

    Exaggerations = Lies = Sins

  21. Denise Eugene says:

    With Obama inheriting one of ten worst economies since the depression . Obama and team stimulated the economy and unemployment went from double digits to under 5%. When Trump took over unemployment was under 5% and there was 37 months of consecutive job growth . Obama lowered races for everyone making under $250 thousand dollars. Trump comes in and begs about the economy under him. I get angry when no one asks how he achieved this. What job bills wage increase bills, lowers taxes for the middle class or any legislation his administration passed to achieve his success? The republicans lowered the top 1% taxes from 35 to 21-% . Now the Republicans seem to lower the top 1% state taxes. She’ll companies overseas to hide their wealth is common. The economy is thriving in spite of Trump not because of him. Watch this year . Federal spending increased 87% last year and the federal government asked for an additional trillion dollars to pay oats bills. Trump refused Federal workers. Raise last year and froze their salaries this year . How is that helping the economy ?

  22. Christopher Williams says:

    Hate the game not the player..Becky with the good hair been in the hood!

  23. Liesbeth de Vries says:

    MSNBC, do keep it honest. Hedge fonds and massive corporate stock buy backs that artificially pushes the stock market, are a plague in the USA.

  24. Kathleen Dunlap says:

    Everyone must VOTE BLUE VOTE BLUE VOTE BLUE VOTE BLUE VOTE BLUE VOTE BLUE VOTE BLUE VOTE BLUE VOTE BLUE VOTE BLUE VOTE BLUE VOTE BLUE VOTE BLUE never ever a rethuglikkkon.

  25. kvdgadj says:

    Two more years of Trump as President. Our Allies must be laughing there head off. A man who exaggerate economic success, where is he living at.

  26. Steven LDOE says:

    I thought lying to Congress was illegal

  27. Diane Cadeau says:

    did he say floolish wars ?

  28. DobyxRC says:

    LMFAO Seriously…. It's Obama that did this to the US. Oh my god you guy's are full of crap. Do you realize the more you spread these lies the more people realize your agenda and move over to the right. Watch! Trump will be voted in again in 2020. You all have spent over $0 million dollars on Russian Collusion …… and STILL no evidence.

  29. Ross Carlson says:

    Why does he constantly LIE – when he doesn't need to. Why can't he just state the facts, why does everything have to be exaggerated and lied about – and it's really EVERYTHING. WHY? Because he's an absolute pathological lair – period.

  30. melii melii says:

    Steph & ali love you guys more than the stats, Fed up

  31. Mistair Arts says:

    You want to ask Stormy Daniels if his self aggrandizement come form a more fundamental lack… than his need to inflate his own his own value…

  32. L Benson says:

    Trump — a NYC conman captured by Putin — has devalued our democratic republic and the US president

  33. Mike B says:

    Liar he is. That is why.

  34. Richard Thomas says:

    One day chicken the day feathers. What else would you expect.you can't get blood out of tomatoes……

  35. leftinthirdgrade says:

    Cant even tell the truth when the truth favors him.

  36. Gregor Resch says:

    Cannot deny that Trump receives the full credit for the biggest Deficit in History. He deserves the Bigly Award.

  37. Mainer Bates says:

    Don the Con man Trump is a Klown and a complete Joke only a fool would believe anything out of this Draft Dodger's mouth what a Pathetic Joke he is…

  38. Miss Kitty Fantastico says:

    We have the largest number of people with parents than ever before. Praise Trump!

  39. Brian Szymanski says:

    The economic explosion the wealthy 1%just gave themselves a huge tax break.Trump has 130 lobbiest working for him.

  40. Brian Szymanski says:

    Let the investigation begin,Drain that swamp.

  41. george washington says:

    you know what is funny?
    trumpanzees doing their tax returns and realizing that they are getting screwed by trump's tax plan.
    hilarious.

  42. amos saint fleur says:

    Child care is expensive when I was looking for a spot for my daughter the wanted $315 a week. I found one I like cheaper. Can’t afford another kid too expensive.

  43. tzar 1917 says:

    MSNBC still living the no path to 270. College and high schools kids laugh at the Left.

  44. JAKE JOHNSON says:

    VELSHI&RUHLE=REAL AMERICAN JOURNALIST!

  45. Midnight Toker says:

    I want to see his taxes before impeachment..

  46. Juud Chimaoge says:

    Pathological incoherent rambling liar!

  47. Hekat the Evil B-tch says:

    Stacey Abrams speaks and all her words are in a row. She is well-spoken, cognizant, her words have meaning; I am so starved for a real 3-D human speaking for our country, not the 2-dimensional cut-out currently occupying the Oval Office.

  48. Henry Coats says:

    One day soon, that smug look on his face is going the be slapped off. I can’t wait.👋

  49. You says:

    So whats new Trump will blow his bags with things he had nothing to do with him, hurry up and reunite the clown and his family with his mates Cohen , Flynn, Manafort, Gates’s, Papadopoulos and Roger Stone

  50. Paul Belardo says:

    These two idiots share the same brain

  51. Nemesis says:

    Mere facts are not good enough for Trump. He always supplements his selective reality with a special sprinkling of lies.
    Why ? Deep down, he knows he is unqualified and inadequate.

  52. joseph says:

    Yes, Trump is a malignant narcissist & venal amoral conman. Trump is also a SYMPTOM of a profoundly dysfunctional fear and hate-based malignant segment of our society who, in a constant state of self-pity, blame their own failures on all of the “unfair” people who caused them to fail.   Trumpites FAILURE to take responsibility for their circumstance is the foundation of their misfortune. The following are symptoms of their DISFUNCTION:  Q-anon, Alex Jones, White Power, Nazi sickos, Worshiping "Stongman Trump" (so laughable), and worst of all, the HYPOCRITE Christians who say Trump is a friend of Jesus (Why insult Jesus! so disgusting!).

  53. John Smith says:

    I miss having a. Real. President like Obama and W.. I like presidents who dont lie side with Russia and not traitors

  54. T S says:

    He talks with his nose stuck up in the air! Who does he think he is? A Dictator? A king? Autocrat? Putin? Kim? No he is OUR SERVANT!! GET USED TO IT TRUMP!!!

  55. justsaying says:

    Tell that jobs BS to the folks losing their jobs at GM.

  56. justsaying says:

    Why do they all talk about employment, job creation, and economic growth, etc. when most of these jobs do not pay a living wage. Even $15 hr is ludicrous considering the cost of living. Millionaires becoming Billionaires on the back of underpaid workers. Poor wages and terrible benefits.

  57. Captain Obvious says:

    TRUMP = ECONOMIC TERRORIST AND TRAITOR.

  58. Dodgy Trump says:

    Stacey Abrams’ speech was presidential but the president’s speech was anything but.

  59. Gnirol Namlerf says:

    Yeah, super duper, Mr. President. More women are working outside the home. Because they want to, or because they have to? When you were a kid, each family needed, and I stress, needed only one breadwinner with a well-paying job, whether the father or mother (if she could find a well-paying job). That was a sufficient contribution per family to society and was rewarded sufficiently to keep the post-war economy booming and families flourishing. Why do we need two now? There is a giant difference between wanting to work outside the home and have a public role that contributes directly to the economy, and having no choice but to do so. The way the economy is structured and income is distributed now, most families have no choice. I thought you were all for liberty, Mr. President. Liberty means the ability of individual citizens to make choices from among several acceptable options, not being coerced into the one choice the system makes available with the acquiescence of the government. Yes, one reason that women have to work is that there isn't one TV in the middle class home but three, not one computer, but two plus three or four smartphones, not one car, but two or three. What is considered to be basic to middle class survival has increased in cost significantly and the increase in what we think we can't do without (thanks to wonderful marketing by people who make lots of money convincing us of all the things we need) has accelerated. OK. However, you certainly haven't led people by example in encouraging them to downsize their wants (which is also why they buy a larger quantity of cheaper items from China and elsewhere, thus contributing to the trade deficit you hate so much). More important than glorifying acquisitiveness, however, and making people think that multiple computers per home are an entitlement, are the costs for education and health care that have skyrocketed and continue to do so and force both parents to work whether they want to or not. Where is the liberty you tout in that?? The paid family leave idea is fine and dandy but better would be to restore the freedom of parents to decide whether or not they want to be in a situation where paid family leave is a necessity for raising their children adequately. What are you going to do to restore that liberty to American families?

  60. Naji Ould Es. Ahmed says:

    This team is GREAT…

  61. yinkoos says:

    Most Americans never fact check. They are suckers for trump lies.

  62. Melody Chest says:

    Wow I got nothing to say .. everybody else below has nailed it to perfection!

  63. Radrook says:

    This guy has to calm down and let the lady talk!

  64. george washington says:

    i love how the trumpanzees think they are so smart, but they have trouble spelling the simplest of words.

    and, they are masters of white ebonics with the word salad they dish out.

  65. Penny McCUlloch says:

    How to draw a let somebody who is reprehensible

  66. Rebe Vera says:

    He dosen't exaggerate..trump lies.

  67. Jo Ann Lewis says:

    Rethuglican men and women don't want women in the workforce! – and want Black people at the bottom of that workforce! The members of Congress supporting this treason are trying to turn this country over to Anglo-Saxon Russia for personal profit!
    The TRUMP FAMILY MADE THEIR WEALTH OFF OF DEFRAUDING THE AMERICAN SYSTEM AND CONSTITUTION! THE FEDERALIST FOUND A FOOL TO DISMANTLE NOT ONLY THE U.S. BUT ALSO ADVANCE ANGLO- SAXON DOMINATION BUT RE-ENSLAVE THE INDIGINEOUS AMERICAN – TO CREATE THEIR FINAL STEP IN GLOBAL ANGLO-SAXON DOMINATION!

  68. PS Wright says:

    Abrams' response was interesting if by "interesting" you mean "not at all interesting." It was boring pablum. She told a cute story abut her dad. Then she sang kumbaya and mumbled something about voter rights. You know she said nothing of substance because neither host could think of anything to say to even stretch that part of the program. Sorry, Stacy, but your speech was just bland, boring, and forgettable. At least you didn't make any major gaffes, so you did well enough. Just, it's not president making. Bernie's reply was more engaging. Of course, he wasn't representing the party, but his own views, so that makes it easier. Still…

  69. Dez Povey says:

    Two fools

  70. Thom Robitaille says:

    Regarding Stacey Abrams, she has very good points. Politics is the art of compromise. However, the executive branch is run by a fool who sees everything in terms of winners and losers. Results and common goals are of less import to him than his ego.

  71. NoWeapon Formed says:

    Pass the law that will prevent government shutdown. Remove Electorial Process – Every vote should count – Fake #45, Fake Process, Real Traitor

  72. The Traveler says:

    Same as the city economy. Whites screw it up, elect a black mayor who fixes it then they swoop in and take credit… Bush screwed it up, Obama came in, rescued it and soon as the economic wheel began to turn up again, here comes this white brat with a loose mouth to take credit for it.

  73. Rursus says:

    436,000 jobs vs. 600,000 how is he supposed to have remembered 436,000? It's a complicated number! 600,000 is simpler, and he invented that on the spot.

  74. burgerpatty says:

    Since when was Pinocchio orange?

  75. Mastodon1976 says:

    This an artificial bubble. It takes 3 dollars of debt to generate 1 dollar of gdp. Purchasing power under Trump has diminished. Any 'success' comes at the expense of the rest of the world which is disastrous long term.

  76. John Hanks says:

    Exaggeration is the essence of propaganda.  It plays on subconscious imagination, emotions and ego.  (Dreams)  Advertising.  The product is in that context.

  77. Francisco Mendoza says:

    For fucked's sake?

  78. Sevil Natas says:

    All Trumps good accomplishments are pretty much Obama accomplishments. He forgot to mention that.

  79. ABDUL ALHAZRED says:

    WELL, HE MOST THINK THAT ´´ECONOMIC SUCCESS´´ IS ONLY REFFERED TO HIS ECONOMIC SUCCESS, AT THE EXPENSE OF PEOPLE, THAT IS…MUCH OF IT, OVER THE NEEDS OF HIS OWN BASE OF FANATICS…GO FIGURE…XD

  80. DYSTOPIA LIVE says:

    Funny how the Economy slowly recovers after a Crash like the GFC, but the devil is in the detail.
    Ali and Stephanie I suggest you read Prof Bill Mitchell's assessment. http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/?p=41512&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicoutlook%2FFYvo+%28billy+blog%29

    How is being the Leading Oil Producer an achievement?

    Tick Tock goes the Carbon Clock February 6th 2019 CO2 levels 411.37 ppm (February 6th 2018 CO2 levels 407.95 ppm)

  81. Terry Oesch says:

    Why dont you talk about uranium 1 or Obama sending plane with 150billion to Iran or how many children they sold or how many immigrants are headed here ???

  82. Terry Oesch says:

    Stephoney gives good Russian blow jobs now she is about who had got the clap

  83. J. Muller says:

    The more the news media lies about Trump, the more Americans love him.

  84. N S says:

    Trump lies every time he opens his mouth.

  85. cy2087 says:

    Stacey Abrams delivered a very credible response and yes, she would have made a wonderful governor for Georgia. In this case, though I appreciate her efforts, you should really look at Bernie Sanders response to the SOTU address. I'm not very interested in uplifting family stories about how things should be. I want to hear about plans and policies that will make things here in the US the way they should be. The Establishment Democrats failed in 2016 because they were taking money from the same people the Conservative/Republicans were. They were telling stories, not working polices and legislation. Sanders only takes donations from us and won't be 'under the influence' like so many other dems that are running. He's a Progressive.

  86. sclogse1 says:

    Stephanie and that casual great hair. I keep imagining her at a cocktail party, peeking over her glass. Those eyes.

  87. sclogse1 says:

    Ask Manafort what he was telling Trumps lawyers while he was chitchatting with Mueller, and also seeing just what he was up for. All those redacted parts. What a cabal of treachery. Cold blooded.

  88. William Payne says:

    Trump has been a bully and a liar his entire life and been getting away with it so he is convinced he can keep getting away with his crimes and lies

  89. Charlotte Colley says:

    Not lies–alternative facts 4 his alternative reality.

  90. daniel loveshislife says:

    was reading this today and it says if you read it that there needs to be more new jobs becuse theres a lack of that https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-social-security-should-be-a-major-issue-in-the-2020-election-2019-02-05?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

  91. Greg Johnson says:

    Yall know NOTHING about facts

  92. Nicole Love says:

    Why does Donald J. Trump LIE all the time!!!!! (Not exaggerate! ~ he LIES!!!!)

  93. Jamie H says:

    Because he's a lying POS, that's why.

  94. George Blackwell says:

    Better title: Why does Trump exaggerate President Obama’s success…

  95. Bobby B. Brown says:

    Stephanie rue you have lost your mind if you think the middle of the road Democrat will hold their nose and vote for racist trump instead of voting to the far left

  96. driver3596 says:

    Donald Trump is the biggest liar on the planet. He is mentally ill and completely detached from reality.

  97. CD Smith says:

    Trump exaggerates economic success for the same reason he exaggerates, misstates, misquotes, and flat-out lies about virtually every thing, person, and subject matter that crosses his radar… because it suits his agenda and/or feeds his ego.

    Edit: And because he can, because he knows his shills like Kellyanne and Sarah Sanders will spin any and all negativity in his favor, but also because he's 100% confident that his millions of supporting minions who voted for him and will without reservation vote for him again will believe what he says while completely ignoring the more obvious of lies.

    In short, he has very close to everything a control-loving fragile-yet-massive-ego-having would-be dictator could want.

  98. Lamp-Stand says:

    Pravda could take notes.

  99. Walt Schmidt says:

    If the American people want FACTS. MSNB SEWER is the last fu$&ing place they will go to get them.

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